We also did the normal things: washing dishes, cleaning, storytime...but they take on a lovely twist when it's the weekend and we can do them together as a family. And now it's time to welcome a new week!
I kept meals pretty simple last week, and it made a noticeable difference. I'm aiming for the same this week, which is why soup is on the menu twice. Pretty much every dinner meal should take 30 minutes or less to put together.
Breakfasts: Oatmeal, French Toast, Regular toast with jam, Eggs, Cold Cereal
Lunches: Leftovers, Sandwiches
Monday--Taco Soup (may double this and freeze the extra)
Tuesday--Stuffed Pasta Shells with asparagus
Wednesday--Chicken Stuffing Bake with The Best Broccoli of Your Life
Saturday--Chipotle Chicken with Peppers
Next, weekly goals. Here's how I did last week:
Read 2 chapters of The Mission of Motherhood.Done! I'm plugging through this book, still enjoying it. Exercise 3 times. Yes! Finally, success!!! I'm borrowing a stroller from a friend, and that plus the cooler weather has made going for a brisk walk much more doable. Have a family photo shoot. We did it! It was more challenging than I anticipated with a distracted, wiggly toddler, but we got a couple good shots, one of which will be our Christmas photo. Send care package to friend.
- Write a letter to Immaculate. Not yet. Top of the list this week!
- Organize last kitchen cabinet. This keeps getting pushed aside.
Marriage goal: Pray daily for my husband. Pretty sure I actually did this every day, which is progress. I want to make this a habit.
- Write Immaculate.
- Write a letter to a friend.
- Exercise 3 times.
- Read 2 chapters of The Mission of Motherhood.
- Buy potty training supplies (ooooooh!).
- Resume work on wedding scrapbook.
- Organize last kitchen cabinet.
I'm curious....are these menu planning/goal setting posts interesting, helpful, or encouraging to you? I'd appreciate your feedback. :)
Linked to Menu Plan Monday.